Psycho is one of Hitchcock’s most terrifying films. Its first audience was left screaming, and after watching it young women refused to go to bathroom, afraid of being stabbed to death.
At the same time Psycho is a delicately and originally constructed film that went beyond the genre of psychological thriller.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) is a British and American film director, one of the most revered personalities of world cinema. Hitchcock’s creative peak was reached in Hollywood. The combination of suspense, assembly editing, and emotional dramatic language became a perfect formula for Hitchcock’s commercial success. He managed to combine the resources of studio film-making and his own vanguard talent.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. USA, 1960. 109 minutes.